giovedì 10 marzo 2011

Glenn Hauser logs March 9, 2011

** ANGUILLA. 6090, missing again another night, March 9 at 0643 uncovering usual hets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36 still not showing even a carrier, March 9 at 1415, 1454, 1514 chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1555, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 7125, RTG intruder, March 9 at 0641 mentioning ``la région de Conakry``, FM; fair at S9+10. Has been mostly keeping on the air the last few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, March 9 at 1402, Shokaze sinking into the noise an hour+ after sunrise now, just making out its piano music and could not tell if in English as sometimes on Wednesdays. Unfortunately, they stay on 49m yearound and at the same hour, so we shan`t be hearing them well again until autumn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 21540, R. Kuwait has become the SSOB, March 9 at 1408 mentioning Kuwait in Arabic, REE underneath no more than a SAH, and also stronger than REE in the clear on // 21570, 21610. 1448 still the SSOB with Qur`an as usual around this vesper time.

Hearing it in English has been out of the question all winter here, 18-21 on 15540, but starting to make it to ENAm, and plans to stay on that in A-11 altho nominally in Arabic. Main English newscast is at 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1555, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 21695, VOAf from the GJ, not heard since March 3 on daily chex during 14-16 English, and still nothing there March 9 at 1408 and later. 17725 at first seemed gone too, but then a JBA carrier, presumed this, while e.g. Saudi 17705 was sufficient. 17725-, very slightly on the lo side compared to 13725, 11725 and 9725 stations. At 1440 it`s peaking at S9, seems a bit of whine but no detectable program modulation, likewise at 1514 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1555, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, R. Educación, March 9 at 0642, S9+18 and good modulation with jazz; last night`s audio problem fixed, perhaps a bad connexion: wiggled that patchcord? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6075, R. Rossii, Pet/Kam, March 9 at 1358 IDs and music, poor signal now with flutter an hour+ after sunrise here, 1359 a child`s voice, 1400 as late 6-pip timesignal started, the single TS from Taiwan coincided as one was signing off, the other signing on. No trace until 1402 of 6074 8GAL or 2MTL CW marker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9405, WINB in its wildly fluxuating signal from one night to the next: March 9 at 0638 it`s very poor and distorted, much weaker than BBC 9410 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7415, checking for first broadcast anywhere of WORLD OF RADIO 1555, which I had completed and uploaded by 2140 UT March 9, and notified WBCQ: I was monitoring webcast and 7415 from 2210, as ``Amos `n` Andy`` outro ran until 2216, then last week`s WOR 1554 playback started! Phoned them and started playing 1555 at 2221, but that stopped for buffering at 2235 since they were trying to stream it live off my website rather than downloading it first. 2238, restarted 1555 from the beginning, and it played to conclusion at 2259, but must have skipped part of it to make it end by then. Nevertheless, replay started a third time at 2259 but only for a couple minutes before went silent. On 7415, a poor-fair signal here, but reports from closer to Maine that it was much better.

Next chances: on WRMI 9955, Thursday 0430, 1600, 2200, Friday 1530, Saturday 0900, 1500, 1830; on WWRB 2390 and/or 5050: UT Friday 0430; on WWCR: Friday 2130 on 7465 for the last time this season; Saturday 1700 12160, Sunday 0730 and/or 0630 on 3215.

After that all times on US stations shift one real UT hour earlier so people can pretend they are at the same time locally during DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###